Following a stream of leaks, an e-commerce listing, and an official teaser a few months ago, Xiaomi finally launched the Mi TV Stick at its ecosystem product launch event in Europe today. It is an Android TV-based streaming dongle that supports up to 1080p playback. Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick is the first dongle since the company released the Mi TV Box variant only recently.
Mi TV Stick: Specs and Features
Mi available TV Stick market looks like any other streaming dongle. It has a dual-tone black color finish with HDMI 2.0 port up-top for easy connection to your TV. You just have to plug it into an HDMI port, switch to that input source, and you’re ready to go. Your dumb TV is now a smart TV.
The Mi TVStick enables you to stream content up to 1080p resolution, which is definitely a bit disappointing. I will launch Xiaomi 4K HDR dongle was expected, but the possibility that the company may launch in the future.
Under the hood, the dongle is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor that runs on 2.0 GHz, ARM Mali-450 GPU, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB EMMC storage. The specs here are largely the same as compared to the specifications of the Mi Box 4K launched in India earlier this year.
This streaming dongle is supported by Android TV 9.0 and comes pre-installed with the Play Store and popular streaming apps, including YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and more. It comes with support for Chromecast built-in, Dolby audio and DTS surround sound experience.
The Mi TV Stick comes bundled with the Bluetooth 4.2 remote, pictured above. It sports the Mi TV remote and Google Assistant buttons, along with dedicated Netflix and Prime Video hotkeys. The thin profile and matte black finish look amazing.
Price and Availability
Xiaomi has priced the Mi TVStick in Europe at 39.99 euros (about Rs 3,435). The Mi TVStick has been seen to reduce popular firing dongles such as Amazon Fire TV or Roku Streaming Stick on the price front.